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Unravel the truth when the suspenseful drama, based on the acclaimed novel, The Sense of an Ending, arrives on Digital HD May 23 and DVD and On Demand June 6 from Lionsgate.
Unravel the truth when the suspenseful drama, based on the acclaimed novel, The Sense of an Ending, arrives on Digital HD May 23 and DVD and On Demand June 6 from Lionsgate. Academy Award® winner Jim Broadbent (Best Supporting Actor, Iris, 2001) shines in “an outstanding performance” (Vanity Fair) as a man who becomes haunted by his past when given a mysterious legacy. The all-star cast also includes Academy Award® nominee Charlotte Rampling (Best Actress, 45 Years, 2015), Golden Globe® (Best Actress, Television – Drama, “Downton Abbey”, 2013) and Emmy® nominee Michelle Dockery, as well as Emily Mortimer and Harriet Walter. Adapted for the screen by the award-winning playwright, »
- Tom Stockman
Kristin Scott Thomas in “I’ve Loved You So Long”: Columbia/TriStar
Inspired by the true story of BMW heiress Susanne Klatten (Scott Thomas), “Paramour” follows the “powerful woman who chooses to lead a reclusive existence away from the limelight. When the mysterious and seductive Helg Sgarbi enters her life, they embark upon a passionate, illicit affair — but once she is well and truly hooked, Helg reveals his sinister true intentions,” the source summarizes.
Jordan Katz (“Valiant”) penned the script. Meredith Vieira Productions’ Amy Rapp (“Tower”) is producing alongside Occupant Entertainment’s Joe Neurauter (“The Hallow”). Vieira will serve as exec producer. Sales for the project, scheduled to shoot in Germany and Italy this fall, will launch next week in Cannes.
“‘Paramour’ is a thrilling and provocative story about the dangers and responsibilities that one uber-wealthy woman is forced to confront,” said Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge. “Jordan Katz’s script intelligently captures the intriguing dilemmas facing these two highly flawed characters. The combination of exciting filmmaker Alexandra-Therese Keining and the always compelling star Kristin Scott Thomas make for a heady cocktail which will appeal to adult audiences around the world.”
Keining’s most recent film, supernatural coming-of-age story “Girls Lost,” made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. When we asked her about the biggest misconception about her and her work, she said, “That as a female director, I am only able to do rom-coms.” Keining is currently in pre-production on AnnaSophia Robb-starrer “Just Like Beauty,” a dramedy set in a dystopic future.
Scott Thomas will make her directorial debut with “The Sea Change,” a drama about an unhappy married couple who travel to a remote Greek island. She earned an Academy Award nomination in 1997 for her role in “The English Patient.” Her recent credits include “Suite Française,” “The Invisible Woman,” and “Only God Forgives.” She’ll next be seen in Sally Potter’s “The Party,” which just secured U.S. distribution. Scheduled to hit theaters in February, the black and white dark comedy co-stars Emily Mortimer (“The Newsroom”), Patricia Clarkson (“The Maze Runner” franchise), Cillian Murphy (“Inception”), Cherry Jones (“Transparent”), Timothy Spall (“Harry Potter” franchise), and Bruno Ganz (“The Reader”).
Kristin Scott Thomas to Play BMW Heiress in Alexandra-Therese Keining’s “Paramour” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Three months after making its world premiere at the Berlinale, “The Party” has found a U.S. home. Writer-director Sally Potter’s latest feature has been acquired by Roadside Attractions, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Patricia Clarkson toplines the dark comedy.
Set in contemporary London, the black and white film centers on a celebration that goes horribly awry. “The Party” was shot in just 14 days and features a star-studded cast including Emily Mortimer (“Doll & Em”), Cherry Jones (“Transparent”), Kristin Scott Thomas (“The English Patient”), Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Bruno Ganz (“Downfall”), and Timothy Spall (“Denial”).
“Sally Potter’s ‘The Party’ may be one of the most witty, outrageous, biting, and entertaining movies that we have ever acquired,” said Roadside Attractions co-founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff. “It has an outstanding cast who take enormous pleasure sparring on screen, physically and verbally. We loved the film from start to bloody finish.”
The film was very warmly received at the Berlinale, and currently boasts a 100 percent “Fresh” rating at Rotten Tomatoes. “The Party” secured UK distribution earlier this month.
Potter is perhaps best known for her Oscar-nominated 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando,” starring Tilda Swinton. She most recently directed the Elle Fanning-starrer “Ginger & Rosa,” a 2012 coming-of-age drama set during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Potter’s other credits include “The Tango Lesson,” “Yes,” and “The Man Who Cried.”
The former choreographer left school when she was 16 years old. “I’d made my first 8mm film at 14 and I absolutely, passionately wanted to be a film director. So I left school and struck out,” she has explained. “I got jobs in restaurants, washing carrots, and joined the London Filmmaker’s Co-op, making tiny, tiny films that just got bigger. Looking back, I think ‘Jesus, living alone, wanting to be a film director’… When I meet 16-year-olds, they’re so young, the little darlings.”
Sally Potter’s “The Party” Gets U.S. Distribution was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
12 May 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The film, which first bowed in competition at the Berlinale earlier this year, has been picked up by Roadside Attractions, with plans to release it in North America in February. Great Point Media, which backed the film alongside representing sales, announced the deal Friday.
Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Cillian Murphy, Patricia Clarkson, Timothy Spall, Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer and Cherry Jones, The Party was universally praised after screening in competition in Berlin (it currently boasts a 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes score).
- Alex Ritman
Also written by Young, Two Graves is being produced by Keith Bell (Harry Brown), Shantelle Rochester-Henry (The Rise Of The Krays) and Lorianne Hall (SoulBoy) and stars I, Daniel Blake’s Dave Johns, Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa), David Hayman (Taboo), Josh Herdman (Robin Hood), Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank), Danielle Harold (EastEnders) and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Roots).
Screen can also reveal the first-look at Katie Jarvis in the film.
Set in the Northeast of England, the plot is about a middle-aged, middle class doctor »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Sally Potter’s latest film has secured distribution in the UK. ScreenDaily reports that “The Party” has been acquired by Picturehouse Entertainment, with a planned fall release. The star-studded dark comedy made its world premiere in competition at the Berlinale back in February.
Set in contemporary London, the black and white film centers on a celebration that goes horribly awry. “The Party” was shot in just 14 days. Its cast includes Patricia Clarkson (“Learning to Drive”), Emily Mortimer (“Doll & Em”), Cherry Jones (“Transparent”), Kristin Scott Thomas (“The English Patient”), Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Bruno Ganz (“Downfall”), and Timothy Spall (“Denial”).
“I am thrilled to be working with Sally Potter on her wonderful new film. Over a long career, Sally has consistently led the charge in UK independent filmmaking, bringing us a body of films that are at once sharp, fun, and surprising,” commented Clare Binns, director of programming and acquisition at Picturehouse.
Potter is perhaps best known for her 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando,” starring Tilda Swinton. The film received two Oscar nominations. She most recently directed “Ginger & Rosa,” a 2012 coming-of-age drama set during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The film centers on the intense friendship between two teen girls, played by Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”) and Alice Englert (“Beautiful Creatures”). Potter’s other notable films include the BAFTA-nominated “The Tango Lesson,” “Yes” with Joan Allen, “The Man Who Cried,” starring Christina Ricci and Cate Blanchett, and “Rage” with Judi Dench.
We’re still waiting for “The Party” to get picked up in the U.S. The film was very warmly received at the Berlinale, and currently boasts a 100 percent “Fresh” rating at Rotten Tomatoes. With a cast this strong and great reviews, hopefully it’s only a matter of time before a U.S. distributor snags the film.
- Laura Berger
Exclusive: Berlin competition title gets UK deal.
Picturehouse Entertainment has reached a deal for the title with sales representative Great Point Media and is plotting a release in Autumn this year.
The film features an ensemble cast including Patricia Clarkson (The Maze Runner), Bruno Ganz (Downfall), Cherry Jones (Whisky Tango Foxtrot), Emily Mortimer (Hugo), Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises), Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) And Timothy Spall (Mr Turner).
The comedy-drama focuses on a celebratory gathering of friends that goes violently wrong.
Screen’s review at Berlin described it as Potter’s “most enjoyable film to date”.
Backed by Great Point Media, the film was produced by Adventure Pictures, Sally Potter’s production company with her long-term producer Christopher Sheppard together with Kurban Kassam (20,000 Days on Earth, Ginger & Rosa »
- email@example.com (Tom Grater)
23 April 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Making its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the eight-minute Vr title explores a woman's unreliable narrative of an intense trauma — returning home and encountering an intruder. The viewer gets to choose which memories to follow while recounting the events to a detective.
“There are always many different versions of any story,” Mortimer, who also served as an executive producer, tells THR. “With conventional filmmaking, the writer, the director and the performer all have to plump for »
- Ashley Lee
While Ryan Murphy won’t spill the beans on who he’s considering for the role of the late Princess Diana in the second season of Feud, through process of elimination, we might be able to figure it out. We now know that the Feud creator would “never” cast Naomi Watts in the role. When asked on Tuesday if he would ever consider casting someone who’d already played the princess — Watts played the title role in the 2013 film Diana — Murphy told People, “Never. No, no.”
And while we’re at it, English actress Emily Mortimer is definitely not in the running either. »
- Maggie Parker and Diana Pearl
Each year, the Tribeca Film Festival fills out its schedule with a variety of events that extend far past the typical film fest fare, including their signature Tribeca Talks program and a continuing bent towards the possibilities of Virtual Reality. This year’s slate is no different, offering up intimate chats between industry luminaries (did you know that Robert Rodriguez and Barbra Streisand are pals? they are!) and special screening opportunities for projects both new (Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”) and classic (a “Godfather” one-two punch). There’s a little something for everyone here.
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 19 – 30. Check out some of our must-attend events below.
Read More: Tribeca 2017: 14 Must-See Films From This Year’s Festival
Friday, April 21 at 5:00Pm
The must-see event at Tribeca’s Directors Series is “Iron Man »
- Indiewire Staff
Author: David Sztypuljak
We’ve already heard from Director Ritesh Batra and Billy Howle who plays the young Jim Broadbent character (Tony Webster) in The Sense of an Ending but now it’s the turn of Broadbent and co-star Harriet Walter who talk about tackling the project.
The Sense of an Ending tells the story of a man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.
In the interview conducted by Phoebe Winter, Broadbent talks about how much he ‘loved the character’ and how he would adore to play Tony. Harriet talks about how this role was quite different to other roles that she’s taken on and how this appealed to try something a little different.
They talk about working together previously and how working on this new project put them at ease. They also »
- David Sztypuljak
Barcelona– A new event in major city, the Barcelona-Sant Jordi Intl. Film Festival (Bcn Film Fest) will launch April 21 at the Verdi cinema theaters, a legendary Mecca for local film-goers situated in Barcelona’s bustling inner-city neighborhood of Gràcia.
“Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,” directed by Joseph Cedar whose credits include “Footnote,” which won a best screenplay plaudit at Cannes 2011, will open the fest. Star Richard Gere and Cedar will present the movie at the event.
Among competition contenders, the Bcn Film Fest will world premiere “Churchill,” directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”). Sold by Embankment Films, and starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson and James Purefoy, “Churchill” depicts the historic U.K. leader on May 23, 1944, as tensions rose in the prelude to the allies’ D-Day invasion of Normandy.
A passion project of Verdi founder Enric Pérez, Bcn Film Fest lineup will focus on history, »
- Emilio Mayorga
Author: Stefan Pape
Ritesh Batra’s preceding endeavour, the BAFTA nominated The Lunchbox – had an indelible charm; an absorbing, gentle piece of cinema that was a complete delight to indulge in. His latest, while not quite as endearingly simplistic, still thrives in a similar capacity, and shares a common theme – again lingering over the notion of indirect communication, albeit one with a few more twists and turns.
Jim Broadbent plays Tony Webster, who owns a vintage camera shop in South London, and is counting down the days until his first grandchild is born, lending a hand to his heavily pregnant daughter Susie (Michelle Dockery). But then he receives a letter in the post to inform him that an item has been left to him in the will of an old flame’s mother, but it’s one he’s not currently allowed to get his hands on.
This ignites a »
- Stefan Pape
Author: Zehra Phelan
“You’re were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off” is and will always be Michael Caine’s most iconic line of all time, uttered in the 1969 British Caper The Italian Job. With a career spanning a hefty 64 years between 1953 and 2017, Caine hits our screens yet again this week starring opposite Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin in Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 heist comedy directed by Zach Braff. It tells the story of a trio of retirees who plan to rob a bank after their pensions are cancelled, proving he isn’t quite ready to hang up his acting shoes to start drawing his own pension.
At the tender age of 84 the man previously known as Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, now known as Sir Michael Caine after being knighted by the queen in 2000, has starred in a staggering 125 films in his career to date. His »
- Zehra Phelan
Author: Zehra Phelan
A number of new set images have been doing the circuit for Emily Blunt’s upcoming Mary Poppins reboot, Mary Poppins Returns showing what looks like a bicycle chase across the streets of central London including some atmospheric shots outside of Buckingham Palace. See the gallery of images below.
Related: Mary Poppins Returns First Images
Gordon Harrold, Royal Butler to Prince Harry and historical TV and Film advisor, took to twitter to tweet two eerie and atmospheric shots of the set.
Wonderfully atmosphere filming Mary Poppins Returns outside Buckingham Palace today. Scale of filming is breathtaking. #marypoppinsreturns pic.twitter.com/owKRnxIIP1
— Gordon Harrold (@TheRoyalFootman) April 2, 2017
Mary Poppins Returns doesn’t release onto the big screen until December 2018 but the buzz surrounding the Disney reboot is phenomenal. Looking at the gallery of images to see London transported back to the hazy fog-filled days of yesteryear there is no »
- Zehra Phelan
Thanks to Twitter user Nanny Lella, four set photos have arrived online for Disney’s upcoming sequel to the classic 1964 film Mary Poppins Returns featuring Emily Blunt as the titular magical nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack; take a look below…
She is perfect ✨ #marypoppinsreturns pic.twitter.com/fytV37Hxxn
— Nanny Lalla (@nanny_lalla) April 3, 2017
Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills »
- Amie Cranswick
Back in February, production began on Disney's long-awaited Mary Poppins Returns, which has been filming at Shepperton Studios in London. The production has also been filming on location in various areas of London, and over the weekend, new Mary Poppins Returns set photos surfaced, featuring both Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda embarking on a late-night bike ride through the city near Buckingham Palace, and it seems they're joined by a number of young bike riders as well. No details were given for this scene in question, or when it takes place in this story.
Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers' additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. »
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Mary Poppins Returns just outside London’s famous Buckingham Palace in this fresh batch of set photos for Disney’s fantastical continuation.
Coming to us by way of Metro, up above you’ll get another sneak peek at Emily Blunt in the title role, who picks up the suitcase, magical umbrella and iconic pink hat first donned by Julie Andrews all those years ago. Pitched as a sequel and definitely not a remake – unlike, say, Disney’s recent box office smash, Beauty and the Beast – Mary Poppins Returns is set against the Depression-era London of the 1930s, where Jane and Michael Banks are now all grown up and have children of their own. That doesn’t exempt the Banks siblings from a visit from Blunt’s lovable nanny, though.
And now that filming continues apace in the English capital, these set photos tease a number of extras dressed in period garb. »
- Michael Briers
Chicago – “The Sense of an Ending” is a highfalutin title, automatically putting most folks into book club mode. It is adapted from a novel, and the narrative has the same page turning-type rhythm. An old man, portrayed by Jim Broadbent, is encountering his past, while his current situation remains untenable.
The “ending” is what the story is driving towards, and it involves a past that is hard to grasp in the complexities, since it involves university days, girlfriends, best friends, parents and post adolescent anger. There is a secret among all this, which is buried under layers of feelings and the years. We are all products of our past, and what haunts us about it defines much of our emotional make up. That is the theme of “The Sense of an Ending,” and that theme is established early and is not much affected by the reveal of what actually happened. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Memory is a funny thing. One can feel so certain of one’s own memories that it is jarring when others’ recollection of events does not match.
The tricks of memory are at the heart of the unforgettable The Sense Of An Ending, director Ritesh Batra’s screen adaptation of Julian Barnes’ short novel. In this American/British film, Jim Broadbent stars as Tony Webster, a curmudgeonly older man who lives alone, opening his tiny camera repair shop daily and seeming to live a joyless existence. His shop only sells and repairs old Leica cameras, and he seems to regard the occasional customer more as an interruption than the reason for this business. His dull routine is interrupted by the arrival of a letter, informing him he as been left something in a will. »
- Cate Marquis
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